Dallas Cowboys
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  • Ohio State
  • 2016 R1 O, None

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2016 DAL 15 361 322 1631 5.1 15 1 39 32 363 1 1994 16 0 11 10

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 3/18/2017 7:58pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been advised by his representatives that he won't be punished under the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy as it relates to an incident last July, according to beat writer Clarence Hill.

    Huddle Up: The league's investigation hasn't officially been closed, so a punishment of some sort could still be handed down. That being said, he should still be one of the first players off the board in all formats in 2017.

  • Posted: 3/2/2017 1:33pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was just six yards shy of gaining 2,000 yards from scrimmage last season, coming in at 1,994 total yards. In NFL history, only former Los Angeles Rams RB Eric Dickerson and former Indianapolis Colts RB Edgerrin James achieved at least 2,000 total yards in their rookie seasons.

    Huddle Up: Elliott will be a first-round fantasy draft pick for many years to come as long as he stays healthy. His elite talent combined with the Cowboys' elite offensive line makes sweet music together. As was said earlier, Elliott should be one of the first three to five players taken off draft boards in 2017.

  • Posted: 3/2/2017 12:01pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott received 354 touches last season, but head coach Jason Garrett isn't worried about his star running back's workload. 'He certainly handled the opportunities we gave him really well,' Garrett said. 'We thought he got better and better as the game went on and really as the year went on as well. I thought he handled [his workload] really well.'

    Huddle Up: Elliott was the best running back in football last year, at least from a yardage standpoint. There's no reason why he shouldn't see the same kind of workload he did in his rookie year. After nearly 2,000 total yards and 16 total touchdowns, Elliott deserves to be one of the first three to five players taken in 2017 fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 2/4/2017 1:12pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 854 yards and eight touchdowns at home this season and rushed for 777 yards and seven touchdowns on the road.

    Huddle Up: Elliott had an outstanding rookie season and led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,631. He was also in the top five in carries and touchdowns. He will continue to be a main focus on offense for the Cowboys and should be a first-round pick in all leagues.

  • Posted: 1/15/2017 5:34pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had 22 carries for 125 yards in a 34-31 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15.

    Huddle Up: Dallas came out on the losing end, but Elliott delivered another strong performance. He should be a top-five pick in all formats next season.

  • Posted: 1/11/2017 8:44am ET

    Updating an earlier report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott is fine after his 'minor fender bender' Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to head coach Jason Garrett. Elliott was at practice 20 minutes after the accident.

    Huddle Up: It's a good sign he was able to practice, but there is still a possibility of whiplash or something else popping up in the next day or two. Monitor him the next couple of days, but he's an elite RB1 against the Green Bay Packers this weekend.

  • Posted: 1/11/2017 6:43am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a minor car accident Wednesday, Jan. 11, near the team's practice facility in Frisco, Texas. There were no injuries sustained as a result of the minor crash, according to the Frisco police department.

    Huddle Up: Zeke should be fine, but keep an eye on him the next couple of days to be sure. He's an elite RB1 against the Green Bay Packers this weekend.

  • Posted: 1/5/2017 11:00am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott said he is feeling good and expects to receive more touches during the playoffs.

    Huddle Up: Elliott led the NFL in rushing during the regular season with 1,631 yards and 322 carries but appears to be ready for even more work in the playoffs. He will be a must-start option in all fantasy playoff leagues as long as the Cowboys are playing.

  • Posted: 1/1/2017 2:22pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott finished with 1,631 rushing yards, which was 178 yards shy of the rookie record set by Eric Dickerson.

    Huddle Up: It wouldn't have been likely for Elliott to break that record had he played, but Elliott still had a fantastic rookie season. He is a solid RB1 with a decent chance at NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 9:44pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 12 times for 80 yards with two touchdowns in the Week 16 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Dec. 26. He also added one catch for 12 yards on his only target.

    Huddle Up: Elliott was rested for a good chunk of the second half, as the Cowboys had a healthy lead. It also allowed them to have Darren McFadden knock off some rust after a long layoff. Zeke is well short of the single-season rushing record by a rookie, and it's unlikely he'll come close to the 177 yards he needs to pass Eric Dickerson (1,808 yards, 1983).

  • Posted: 12/26/2016 7:54am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will play in Week 17, along with the starters, as normal, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

    Huddle Up: This will be subject to change because the Cowboys have nothing to play for as far as seeding goes. The Detroit Lions could still be playing for the division crown next week. Elliott has had a big workload this year, and there's no reason for him to see his normal work. Monitor this outlook through the week, but he's probably not going to be an RB1 you can bank on.

  • Posted: 12/19/2016 5:26am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a career-high 159 yards Sunday, Dec. 18, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He rushed 23 times and scored a touchdown while also catching three passes for 29 yards.

    Huddle Up: Zeke is the real deal and a legit RB1 behind that offensive line.

  • Posted: 12/1/2016 9:10pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott finished with 20 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown and four catches for 19 yards in a 17-15 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13.

    Huddle Up: Elliott had a couple of other big runs called back, but he still topped 100 total yards for the ninth time in the last 10 games. Keep building around him in standard formats and DFS games.

  • Posted: 11/29/2016 7:01am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not have his workload reduced, according to owner Jerry Jones.

    Huddle Up: Zeke is on pace for 353 carries in what has probably been a bigger rookie season than even his most favorable prognosticators expected. At 1,199 yards and 11 TDs, he's an elite option at the position against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night.

  • Posted: 11/24/2016 5:44pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott finished with 20 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes for 23 yards in a 31-26 win over the Washington Redskins Thursday, Nov. 24.

    Huddle Up: There was talk of Elliott hitting a rookie wall after a mediocre showing against Baltimore last week, but he continues to top 100 total yards on a weekly basis and has multiple scores in three of his last four games. Leave him in your lineup enjoy the ride.

  • Posted: 11/20/2016 3:57pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 25 times for 97 yards in the Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens and he added four receptions for 30 yards on five targets. He broke the rookie rushing record of 1,007 yards set by RB Tony Dorsett in 1977. He has 1,102 yards this season.

    Huddle Up: Elliott actually had a poor game by his standards, including no touches in the second quarter. To be fair, the stat line was still pretty good, he is a rookie, and he was facing a top rushing defense. He'll look to get back on track against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving.

  • Posted: 11/13/2016 8:40pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 21 times for 114 yards with two touchdowns in the Week 10 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He added two receptions for 95 yards, including an 83-yard screen play and score.

    Huddle Up: Elliott helped plenty of fantasy owners to a victory with his huge performance. He is not only a rookie of the year favorite, but he could get serious MVP consideration at this rate. Either way, he has been a fantasy MVP as he is already over 1,000 yards rushing and he has nine rushing touchdowns and one receiving score. He'll look to keep it going against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11.

  • Posted: 11/6/2016 1:14pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 9.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has rushed for at least 90 yards in each of his last six games but scored a touchdown for the first time in three games against Cleveland. Elliott is one of the top runners in the NFL and is a must-start option in all leagues.

  • Posted: 10/16/2016 10:54pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott finished with 157 rushing yards in the Week 6 game against the Green Bay Packers. He has 703 yards rushing, second-most in a player's first six career games, behind only Hall of Famer RB Eric Dickerson (787). He is the only rookie to rush for at least 130 yards in four consecutive games.

    Huddle Up: Elliott was drafted as a No. 1 fantasy tailback early on draft day and he has certainly looked the part. Fantasy owners are going to miss him in Week 7 when the team is on a bye.

  • Posted: 10/9/2016 10:00pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott carried 15 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 5 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He also managed three catches for 37 yards on four targets.

    Huddle Up: Elliott was selected in the first round in most fantasy leagues and he got off to a decent, but not great start. Lately he has looked like one of the best, if not the best, fantasy options in the game. He has three straight rushing performances of 134 or more yards with three touchdowns.

  • Posted: 9/28/2016 7:55pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott said Wednesday, Sept. 28, that he is feeling 'way more comfortable' in the team's offense than he did back in his debut. 'I'm a very improved player since Week 1,' Elliott said.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has looked a lot better, and he shined in the primetime game against the Chicago Bears in Week 3, rolling for 140 yards (his first 100-yard game) and also a career-best 20 receiving yards. As long as he can nip his fumbling issues in the bud, he will be a legitimate RB1 in fantasy leagues for many years to come.

  • Posted: 9/26/2016 6:48am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott rushed 30 times for 140 yards and caught two balls for 20 yards in Week 3 Sunday, Sept. 25.

    Huddle Up: The only thing missing was a paydirt trot, but it was a solid effort and showed he's capable of being a workhorse. He faces off against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4, and he'll be in the high-end RB2 area.

  • Posted: 9/20/2016 8:44am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott won't lose carries due to his two fumbles in Week 2, according to owner Jerry Jones.

    Huddle Up: Zeke was pretty good in Week 2 other than the ball insecurity issues. He'll be a high-end RB2 against the Chicago Bears this week.

  • Posted: 9/18/2016 7:40pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had a pair of fumbles in Week 2 against the Washington redskins, but general manager/owner Jerry Jones said Sunday, Sept. 18, that he and the coaching staff have no concerns about Elliott's fumbles being a problem going forward.

    Huddle Up: That might be the public position, but you can bet your bottom dollar the team will be working on ball security with Elliott going forward. Still, it seems like he has the confidence of the staff and there are no immediate concerns about his workload being cut. Fantasy owners like that.

  • Posted: 9/7/2016 10:50pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) is 100 percent recovered from a sore hamstring suffered early in training camp. He was able to play one of the four preseason games and said Wednesday, Sept. 7, that his conditioning is 'top notch.'

    Huddle Up: Elliott is likely to share the load against the New York Giants in Week 1 with veteran Alfred Morris and Lance Dunbar. It's just an estimation, but look for something along the lines of a 50-30- 20 split between the three backs with Elliott seeing the majority of the touches.

  • Posted: 9/6/2016 2:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will not face criminal charges due to conflicting statements in regards to an alleged domestic assault against his ex-girlfriend in July.

    Huddle Up: No charges means no suspension for Elliott, so his promising rookie season remains intact. He'll be Dallas's primary running back as long as he's in good health and should be drafted as an RB1 in all formats for those who have not drafted yet.

  • Posted: 8/25/2016 9:37pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott made his preseason debut against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25, gaining 48 yards on seven carries.

    Huddle Up: Elliott was as good as advertised in his first action, and it was easy to see why he is going in the first round of most fantasy drafts.

  • Posted: 8/25/2016 6:50pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott caused some concern when he reported to training camp at 231 pounds, and one scout who evaluated him believes Elliott could have trouble dealing with the spotlight of playing in the NFL.

    Huddle Up: While no rookie is a sure thing, Elliott has all the makings of a fantasy star. He is a RB1 in any format, and he is worth grabbing toward the end of the first round.

  • Posted: 8/23/2016 9:05am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) will play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 25, and the plan is for him to see eight to 12 plays. The team hopes to give him looks as a runner and receiver.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has been one of the most hyped players this offseason, and it's understandable for how dynamic he was at Ohio State and the great offensive line in front of him. However, there is considerable risk in taking him as an RB1 with no experience and no safety net of proof that he can hold up for a full NFL season.

  • Posted: 8/22/2016 3:21pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Aug. 22, and appears to be on track to play in the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Aug. 25.

    Huddle Up: It is now known how much playing time Elliott will receive if he is active for the game, but it is a good sign that he is close to playing. He should receive a majority of the carries this season and should be a considered a No. 1 or No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/20/2016 5:19am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) hopefully will be able to play in the third preseason game, according to executive vice president Stephen Jones.

    Huddle Up: Elliott has dealt with the hamstring injury for over a week but has been able to return to practice recently. He may see limited playing time in the next preseason game but appears to be on track for Week 1. He should be a No. 1 running back in all leagues as long as he is healthy.

  • Posted: 8/17/2016 9:03am ET

    Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) returned to practice on Tuesday, Aug. 16, but did not take part in a full session and is not expected to play in the team's preseason game on Friday, Aug. 19, against the Miami Dolphins.

    Huddle Up: Elliott is the most celebrated fantasy rookie out there and the centerpiece of the "Keep Tony Romo Healthy" movement in Dallas, so there's no reason to push him with the opener still almost a month off. He's in a great position to succeed as an RB1; now he just needs to get healthy and stay that way.

  • Posted: 8/16/2016 10:36pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 16. The extent of his participation was not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: Good next step for the top fantasy rookie, and the next one will be seeing him play in the preseason. Stay tuned ...

  • Posted: 8/15/2016 3:55pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) went through the team walkthrough with the first-team offense Monday, Aug. 15.

    Huddle Up: Good to see some signs of progress from the fourth-overall pick who missed the Cowboys' preseason opener Saturday, but it's still too early to tell if he'll be able to make it back for Game 2. Needless to say, more than a few fantasy GMs are eager to get their first glimpse of Elliott in game action.

  • Posted: 8/10/2016 1:23pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) is doubtful for the preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, Aug. 13, with a tight hamstring.

    Huddle Up: Since he hasn't practiced, the Cowboys won't put him out there, and there's no sense in risking further injury for a meaningless contest. Elliott remains a mid-range RB1 for the bold, and you'll have to pay the price to land him.

  • Posted: 8/4/2016 8:26am ET

    Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) is expected to be sidelined for about a week because of his hamstring injury, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: Elliott probably will miss the first preseason game, but it appears he will be fine for the start of the regular season. He is expected to receive most of the carries this season and should be selected in the first round of drafts.

  • Posted: 8/3/2016 1:29pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has a sore right hamstring and will miss 'some time,' according to executive vice president Stephen Jones. Jones noted the organization will be cautious with him, and there is no concrete timeline for Elliott's return, but the team is not looking to add another running back.

    Huddle Up: This likely won't amount to anything more than an early-camp hammy footnote, but we are talking about the top rookie -- and one of the top RBs -- coming off the board in drafts here, so it's going to get more than than its fair share of attention.

  • Posted: 7/22/2016 1:31pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Friday, July 22, but was not arrested, according to a police report filed in Ohio. The league will review the accusation under its personal conduct policy, but Elliott denied the accusations. The police report cites four witnesses who each said the assault did not take place.

    Huddle Up: Not the pre-training camp headlines the fourth-overall pick and projected fantasy stud needed to generate as the rookie is encroaching into no-tolerance territory in the new NFL. Elliott appears clear initially, but let's see what develops.

  • Posted: 6/28/2016 4:26pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott could receive 280 to 300 carries in his rookie season, in the opinion of David Helman of dallascowboys.com.

    Huddle Up: Alfred Morris and/or (the currently-injured) Darren McFadden are capble fill-in options, but Jerry Jones didn't spend the No. 4-overall pick on a 50-50 timeshare back and that's precisely why the rookie is in such high demand in drafts this summer.

  • Posted: 5/26/2016 2:53pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott must compete to earn a starting role this year, according to running backs coach Gary Brown. Elliott was drafted fourth overall by the Cowboys and will compete with RBs Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris. 'It's a lot faster pace,' Elliott said. 'The game moves so much faster. Yesterday, I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit shell-shocked. But today I came out. I was a little bit more prepared and was more ready mentally so it was a little bit easier for me.'

    Huddle Up: The learning curve definitely is not as steep for rookie RBs, and expect the fourth-overall pick to comfortably win the starting gig with his strong, pro-ready skill set.

  • Posted: 5/5/2016 12:06pm ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott will be a valuable part of the Cowboys' offense, but defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli believes he'll help the defense, too. Marinelli said the Dallas defense will play the Dallas offense more than anyone, and guys like Elliott and WR Dez Bryant will force the defense to be physical and be better prepared for opposing offenses.

    Huddle Up: To say fantasy expectations are high for the fourth-overall pick would be a gross understatement, and he tops the Huddle's list of fantasy rookies to watch. For more, check out David Dorey's breakdown article currently headlining this site.

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 NYG 20 51 1 1 1 0
2 @WAS 21 83 1 2 4 0
3 CHI 30 140 0 2 20 0
4 @SF 23 138 1 1 19 0
5 CIN 15 134 2 3 37 0
6 @GB 28 157 0 2 17 0
8 PHI 22 96 0 4 52 0
9 @CLE 18 92 2 1 5 0
10 @PIT 21 114 2 2 95 1
11 BAL 25 97 0 4 30 0
12 WAS 20 97 2 2 23 0
13 @MIN 20 86 1 4 19 0
14 @NYG 24 107 0 0 0 0
15 TB 23 159 1 3 29 0
16 DET 12 80 2 1 12 0
P2 GB 22 125 0 1 -2 0

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